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Yaquina Head Lighthouse | by Kirt Edblom
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Yaquina Head Lighthouse

The historic Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Oregon's tallest and second oldest continuously operating lighthouse, is also located on the headland.

The nightly vigil of watching the light is gone as are the resident keepers and their quarters, but the staff of the Bureau of Land Management, now responsible for the tower, guide you through the lighthouse with tales of yesteryear.

Even before you enter the structure and stroll across its unique marble floor, you are aware of its historic significance. The "1872" above the front door signifies that it was Oregon's fifth lighthouse just one in a string planned strategically located along the Pacific Coast to allow mariners to sail the rocky coastline after dark.

 

Published at: aecp.irsc.edu/guides-for-students.html

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Taken on October 23, 2015